South African Weather Forecasters Face Jail !

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  1. whoosh

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    The governing African National Congress proposed the change to the Weather Service Bill, designed to prevent panics over false predictions of winds, flooding or drought.

    If passed, it would mean that anyone wanting to issue a severe weather warning would first need to get official written consent.

    Those who fail to get written consent could face up to five years in prison or a £400,000 fine . Repeat offenders can expect a ten-year sentence and double the fine. :eek:

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